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Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit
Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit
Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit
Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit
Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit
Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit
Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit
Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit

Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit

Regular price
$38.00
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$38.00
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Our Lace Bra Kits take the guesswork out of bra building by putting together everything you'll need to make a beautiful bra using your own pattern. If you need a pattern, we have a great selection on our Patterns Page, both paper and downloadable.

It's approaching November as I write this, and all around me are leaves in their glory. For this reason, we're riffing on a leaf theme for many of the kits that are being introduced this month, including this one! This kit was born when I found this print -- what a celebration of leaves! I love that it isn't tied to the oranges and yellows so typical of fall, but that it rather plays with all the colors of the rainbow. Many of our fall colors were lifted right out of this print!

Then I found this dye to match stretch lace -- another playful leaf homage. It can be dyed to any color! You can play with this in any way that you like. You can pick up one of the print colors and make a bra with a uniform color so that you can set it off with some super cute undies! You can pick up a Bamboo Undie kit here and put some of the print on the band to accent your single-color bra. You can put your lace on a black cup (we found that this looks best) to really pop the dancing leaf pattern of the lace. I like it best when the lace, band and elastics are all in the same color and the black works to pop the lace. For a bra with a lace upper cup, you can match everything together and get the lace pattern highlighted on that pretty upper cup. This is also a great lace for a full lace overlay. You'll have beautiful but subtle visual texture -- a real tone-on-tone look. The possibilities are endless!

This kit is for the Lace Bra and it does not include the print, but there is an option to add the print like our Featured Artist Liz did. She mashed up her self-drafted band, her Labellum (from Lilypadesigns) sloper and created a Black Beauty (from Emerald Erin) overlay. She was after a T-shirt type bra with minimal seams in the outer layer, so her underneath layer is quite structured. The undies are the Dora panty from Full Cups Lingerie. Isn't it a stunning set?

You can choose any of our colors for this bra. If you'd like for us to give you a black cup, we have an option you can select, but otherwise everything will be the same color. As always, just leave us notes and we'll make things just the way you prefer. If you want your bra to coordinate with the print, choose Dahlia, Sand, Butterscotch, Emerald, Wedgewood, Amethyst or Cocoa Butter (shown left to right on the picture with the print). Otherwise, just choose your favorite color for your Dancing Leaves bra!

A Dancing Leaves Lace Bra Kit contains:

Color Size
Cup Fabric Your choice Fat Quarter
Power Net Your choice 28" x 14"
Stretch Lace Leaf Dance
2 yards
Upper Band Elastic- 3/8" Picot Your choice 1 1/2 yards
Lower Band Elastic- 1/2" or 5/8" Picot Your choice 1 1/4 yards
Strap Elastic- 1/2" or 3/4" Your choice

1 1/2 yards with rings and sliders

-or-

6" plus interfacing for self strap

Hook and Eye- 2, 3 or 4 hook Matches band 1
Plush Channeling  Matches band 1 yard
Twill Tape Matches band 18"
Underwires 1 pair

 

Add-on a Matching Panty Kit Smaller Larger
Matching Fabric (Microlycra, Microlycra Air, Stretch Mesh) Fat 3/8 yard

3/4 yard

Foldover Elastic 2 1/2 yards

5 yards

Dancing Leaves Lace choice

choice

Cotton Jersey 9" x 9"

9" x 9"

Your panty will match your bra choices unless you specify otherwise. As always, feel free to choose your favorite elastics or narrow lace (please leave us a note if you don't see your choice!). You can also add a 9" square of absorbent fabric for your panty panel!


Sewing Notes:
The strength of our microduoplex fabric, which makes it so wonderful for bras, also makes it hard to puncture with needles and pins. This is true with most duoplex fabrics. Use either fine silk pins or Wonder Clips to pin (I find Wonder Clips work best), and a Microtex 80/12 needle with a smooth thread like Superior Threads So Fine or Mettler Metrosene to make it easy to sew. In my testing, the So Fine thread and Microtex 80/12 won the challenge of the nicest stitch on microduoplex, and as long as my presser foot completely covered the seam allowance, I found it just as easy to sew as quilting cotton. I moved the needle to the right to set my seam allowance at 1/4" since my presser foot is a bit wide. I find it works well to saturate the lace with liquid starch and let it dry before laying out your pattern pieces and cutting your fabric. This stiffens the lace until you wash it and the lace has enough body to behave well in the sewing process.
We offer all these pins, clips, needles and thread here on our site.